Medical professionals would like to answer this question as ‘being disease-free’. But it is neither the complete answer nor objective. To me, good health means that a person has four attributes –
Physical Health, or physically stout and active body
Intellectual Health, or Intellectually analytic, thoughtful and creative brain,
Resilience of body and brain,
Agility of body and brain
Out of these, the first two attributes work beneficially for current existence of the person while the latter two are his/her safeguards for future health. It may be argued that if the health at all the current times is ensured, there is no need for any consideration for the future. It is true, but all the whole lifetime of a person doesn’t remain the same for two universally present circumstantial factors of unforeseen adversities and ageing of the person. These two factors may damage health in the future of a person in-spite of his/her current sound health. The latter two attributes of health are to take care of these possibilities in the future.
Physical health of a person is not a mere consideration of his/her physical appearance. There are millions of persons appearing to be hale and healthy from an outer appearance but suffering from many internal diseases and incapable of leading active lifestyles. In the modern age of fast moving vehicles, many so-called healthy persons are unable to walk a little distance for their being out of practice without a motor-vehicle. Such persons develop many other diseases in their respective bodies due to their inactive lifestyles.
An active body means good health of mind of the person for the mind residing as neural network spread all over the body and taking care of internal and external activities of the body. So, when we say ‘active body’, we mean active mind also of the person. Therefore, physical health includes mental health but not the intellectual health of the person. The mental health is related to activities of the body organs under control of the mind of the person, while intellectual health is related to sound functionality of the person’s brain including soundness of his/her memory, analytic thinking capability, and imaginative creativity.
Final parameter of a person’s intellectual health is his/her tangible creative outputs, or creation of things or thoughts not existing so far. Although every person has creative talent but most of the persons are not using or finding opportunity to use their creative talents. As a result of this non-use of talent, it vanishes in three generations through genetic modifications. Those using their creative talents improve upon it through generations.
For this reason, humanity is on the verge of dividing itself in two distinct segments of productive and creative peoples. The productive people would be good at mass producing things through their physical health, while creative people would be developing new things through their intellectual health. It may be that in future, these two classes of people be recognized as humans and super-humans, respectively. So far, medical profession has paid no attention to intellectual health of humanity for its preoccupation with physical health only.
Resilience of a functional system is its ability to continue functioning well even under adverse situations. This concept applies equally well to organic and inorganic systems, organizations and health of individual living-beings. In case of individual health, resilience is not related to stoutness of body but to its adaptive capability to circumstantial changes.
Globalization has put a new challenge to health of a huge number of individuals required to move globally to meet their career and business aspirations. Their health needs more resilience than those staying in unitary climatic zones. Ecological damages too tend to bring about unforeseen climatic changes needing people to be tolerant to these, hence resilient health-wise.
Medical profession has not paid any attention to this health issue also, so far creating more patients to them due to failure of people’s health in being adaptive to changes in circumstances which are now more common than before.
Resistance of a person’s body and brain to effects of ageing is termed as his/her agility. Thus, an agile person remains equally hale and healthy throughout his/her lifetime irrespective of his/her age. This attribute of health has a higher demand now for the medical profession’s success in improving longevity of people, thus creating a huge number of old sick persons in the world to be taken care for by the healthy people. Unless, people wake up fast to attain agility with or without assistance from the medical profession, the whole of healthy humanity will be plagued with carrying aged and sick people on their shoulders.
Agility is more of an individual’s concern than that of the society or the medical profession. With taking selective and locally and organically grown seasonal foods, more of vegetables and fruits, and less of sugars, flour-products, and fats, an individual can attain a good amount of agility, though its attainment in full is still a long-distant dream.
Google has been almost monopolizing Internet related business in its unique ways of remaining open to all yet serving only a few. In the process, majority of Internet users have been exploited for commercial gains of the Google. With arrival of more and smaller operators with more innovative approaches in the so-far monopolized fields of Google, the company would begin feel shocks in their business. These smaller operators get a lot of spadework already done by Google, hence need only furtherance of innovations in business. There may not come any single enterprise of the size of Google to compete with the company, but there would be many in different fields of Internet business.
The worst lacuna of Google’s business is their not providing any support to majority of Internet users depending on the company on the plea that the number of users is so large that providing individualized service is impossible. This may be put in another way that Google has encouraged too many users to join them and their number is unmanageable for the company. A wiser approach would have been to limit the number of associates to keep them with manageable capability of the company. But this approach would not have allowed the company to keep on exploiting a huge number of Internet users, with each adding to profitability of the company. I discuss here some such associations of Google with Internet users.
Blogging Platform Blogger
It is usually understood and Google may claim that they provide a blogging platform to public totally free. But the fact is that Google asks the public to contribute their talent to their blogging platform with getting almost nothing in return. Involvement of public with blogging platform keeps the public exposed to Google’s advertising business, thus each one contributing to the company’s profitability.
Blogger has so many technical problems which users go on facing, but have no way of getting any friendly support from Google. With so many other user-friendly platforms of free blogging available to people from other operators, Blogger users would be reducing gradually but Google would keep it open as the base-frame for their advertising business.
Google’s greatest stake is in advertising on Internet through their services of Adwords for advertisers and Adsense for blogging persons. But the terms of service of Adsense are so much anti-users that majority of them lose their gains to Google before reaching the payout threshold which is very high at USD 100 with payment through bank checks. Hardly 10 percent of bloggers rare able to touch this threshold, thus 90 percent of them provide the whole of their gains to Google’s profits. Google doesn’t listen or respond to the users’ pleas if there is injustice by Google against them or if there is a technical problem. Only way open to them is to post their problem on Google’s product forums for getting help from other users. Then it is left to other users whether they are willing to help or are in a position to help. Google officials don’t bother for unanswered questions or unresolved problems of the users. And this is designed so to earn more profits by squeezing helpless users.
I can say with a lot of consideration that Google believes in user-bullying rather than being user-friendly.
Google plus is the social platform with which Google has been struggling to establish for a long time with success still faraway. Google doesn’t know the reason of this failure and they don’t like to have feedback from using public for finding its lacuna. Its worst flaw is its extremely slow loading which takes about 4 times duration as compared to the most popular social platform facebook. In social interactions, speed matters but Google officialdom is ignorant about this social dynamics and don’t want to know it. Some day they would rather decide to close the platform, like they closed down their Knol and many other services.
With more and more people and business enterprises going for having their own websites, people in this business are reaping a good harvest with their most prominent feature of user-friendliness and quick services to users. At Google sites, users are left to struggle by themselves and most of them finally give up with no results after wasting their time on the site’s platform. It is again for the fact that Google has no concern whether a prospective user succeeds or not in his/her work dependent on them.
Customer Support is the Key
Whatever may be the association for, or whether it is a so-called freely provided service or a paid one, whenever a business organization offers something, they fist look after their own interests. Therefore, nothing is offered free by business organizations free of cost. They charge the associates indirectly, if not direct. Therefore, all associates of a business organization. like Google, are their customers adding their mite to profitability of the organization. They are to be provided care and support like customers which Google is not doing at all. Conversely, most of other organizations providing their services like those by Google provide due care, attention and support to their associates, hence are going to be winners in competition with Google.
Google seems to be fully blind to this important factor for remaining in business, and are still in dictating mood to bully their associates. Hence, they would be a loser sooner than their expectations.
Prevailing psychological and anatomic concepts of two human faculties of mind and brain are not clear on their distinction but I have established it through a practical case of a person’s body keeping alive without his brain.
Since I began translation of Ayurvedic scripture Bhavaprakash and publishing articles on matured topics out of it on my website Ram Bansal on Vedic Life and Ayurveda, I have been feeling highly focused in my work, and feelings of being healthy, active and happiness keep on surrounding me all the time. Life has become a celebration to me. This has been due to changes in my food ingredients and keeping busy in authoring and gardening with a reduction in my socializing activities in the village and elsewhere. People come to me, see my lifestyle and appreciate it with their repentance of their own inability of following the same line. This brings a few key factors of my life and reasons thereof which I intend to share here for my own analytic study of the situation. Continue reading “What makes My Life a Celebration”